Susan P. Coppedge

Of Counsel

Susan Coppedge joins Krevolin & Horst as of-counsel, continuing a career of strong advocacy for those in need of a champion in the courtroom.  Susan is a former Ambassador and federal prosecutor, with 19 years of experience in white collar criminal matters, human trafficking prosecutions, grand jury investigations, government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and environmental litigation. With 21 federal trials, Susan excels in presenting complex facts to a jury.


Practice Areas



  • Stanford University, Graduated with Distinction, J.D., 1993
  • Duke University, Magna Cum Laude, B.A., Public Policy Studies, 1988


  • Georgia – 1993

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network – Advisory Board Member
  • Street Grace – Board Member
  • Council on Foreign Relations – Member
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Lamar American Inn of Court – Master
  • USDC, Northern District of GA Magistrate Judge Merit Selecton Panel – Member


Susan served as an assistant U.S. attorney in both the Government Fraud and Economic Crimes and the Major Crimes Sections of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. In this position, Susan led all phases of the investigation and prosecution of economic and fraud-related crimes, environmental crimes, tax crimes, white collar crimes, human trafficking, public corruption, document fraud/identity theft, and intellectual property crimes. With her expertise, Susan conducted trainings for state, federal, and international law enforcement, and engaged in community outreach events. Susan was one of the first federal prosecutors to bring a sex trafficking case in Georgia and, over her career, indicted 49 human traffickers in cases involving domestic sex trafficking of adults and minors, international sex trafficking of adults and minors, and labor trafficking.  Susan has successfully argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  For her work on a civil case filed under the Clean Water Act, Susan received the John Marshall Award, the Justice Department’s highest honor.

Susan was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to lead the U.S. Department of State’s global diplomatic engagement to combat Human Trafficking as an Ambassador-at-Large.  She continues to stay active in the anti-trafficking community by serving on the Board of Street Grace and on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.

Prior to joining the firm, Susan ran the Atlanta office of Nardello & Co. a global investigations firm with experience across a broad range of issues including corruption-related investigations, civil and white-collar criminal litigation support, corporate social responsibility compliance audits, and supply chain/labor trafficking investigations.